Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts upset Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday in the AFC playoffs.
The Denver Broncos offense started strong with a drive on their first possession that ended in a touchdown, but after that there were no fireworks in the first half.
The Indianapolis Colts face off against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional round with a healthy roster at just the right time.
Top tackler Brandon Marshall is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday’s playoff game against Indianapolis (12-5) after missing the last 2 1/2 games with a sprained right foot.
Bradley Roby could have been preparing for the national title game right now. Instead, the Denver Broncos rookie cornerback is bracing to be picked on by Andrew Luck.
To Andrew Luck and Chuck Pagano, studying Denver’s secondary this week must have seemed like watching the Pro Bowl announcements.
Both quarterbacks are downplaying Luck vs. Manning III as Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning seek to knock each other out of the playoffs.
If the Denver Broncos assume they’ll face the same Indianapolis Colts they topped in the season opener, they’re both right and wrong.
After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild card round, the Indianapolis Colts are in preparation for a familiar foe; the Denver Broncos.
The physical scar serves as Rahim Moore’s motivation. So, too, the emotional one.